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Susanna Kaufman
LPC Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Life gets overwhelming sometimes. Feeling like no one really gets us or what we’ve been through is a lonely place to be. And sometimes just that one new challenge on top of everything else makes us wonder if we might need to reach out for help. Take the plunge. In our work together, I will help ground and guide us in the therapy process, but your needs and goals will remain the priority. I work with adults and offer a safe platform to look deeper at what challenges you face and what will help you overcome them. Our connection in therapy helps you explore and strengthen the connection you have with yourself and those around you.
Life gets overwhelming sometimes. Feeling like no one really gets us or what we’ve been through is a lonely place to be. And sometimes just that one new challenge on top of everything else makes us wonder if we might need to reach out for help. Take the plunge. In our work together, I will help ground and guide us in the therapy process, but your needs and goals will remain the priority. I work with adults and offer a safe platform to look deeper at what challenges you face and what will help you overcome them. Our connection in therapy helps you explore and strengthen the connection you have with yourself and those around you.
(512) 309-1808 View (512) 309-1808
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Dr. Dinah Howard-Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW-S, LCSW-I
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753
The discomforts of life come in many different forms, causing feelings of emotional turmoil. Sometimes we are so overwhelmed, that it becomes difficult to put the pieces back together. You don’t have to dwell alone in that negative emotional space. Finding help to acknowledging the pain as a fact, is the first step, and taking an action-oriented approach to create a life worth living is what I would like to help you accomplish.
The discomforts of life come in many different forms, causing feelings of emotional turmoil. Sometimes we are so overwhelmed, that it becomes difficult to put the pieces back together. You don’t have to dwell alone in that negative emotional space. Finding help to acknowledging the pain as a fact, is the first step, and taking an action-oriented approach to create a life worth living is what I would like to help you accomplish.
(512) 507-2994 View (512) 507-2994
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Miles Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753
Welcome to a journey towards healing and resilience. As a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor, I am passionate about assisting individuals, couples, and families in navigating the complexities of life. My approach is rooted in a deep commitment to mental health and substance use disorder treatment, with a profound emphasis on fostering principles.
Welcome to a journey towards healing and resilience. As a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor, I am passionate about assisting individuals, couples, and families in navigating the complexities of life. My approach is rooted in a deep commitment to mental health and substance use disorder treatment, with a profound emphasis on fostering principles.
(737) 258-3647 View (737) 258-3647
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John Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Sometimes our lives can feel like an exercise in frustration. We may feel trapped, isolated and disconnected from people around us, including our families. Discordant relationships, anxiety, PTSD issues, LGBTQ issues, physical & emotional abuse, and substance use may impact us in harmful and destructive ways. Working together in a safe atmosphere, we can examine your particular struggles, find your hidden strengths, challenge outmoded habits, and develop solutions. Step by step, you will find ways to move forward out of the frustration of anxiety and depression, finding renewed hope, motivation and fulfillment: even joy!
Sometimes our lives can feel like an exercise in frustration. We may feel trapped, isolated and disconnected from people around us, including our families. Discordant relationships, anxiety, PTSD issues, LGBTQ issues, physical & emotional abuse, and substance use may impact us in harmful and destructive ways. Working together in a safe atmosphere, we can examine your particular struggles, find your hidden strengths, challenge outmoded habits, and develop solutions. Step by step, you will find ways to move forward out of the frustration of anxiety and depression, finding renewed hope, motivation and fulfillment: even joy!
(512) 488-4656 View (512) 488-4656
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Eridian Winter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Let's decolonize mental health. Your well-being should not come at the expense of authenticity. No matter where you are in your life, the world can feel isolating and exhausting, especially when we do not fit neatly into narrow roles we are told are acceptable. Through connection and community, we develop the skills and language to describe our experiences. You get to define the terms of your own existence, you may already have the words or they could be difficult to find. Our therapeutic connection can provide a space for you to feel safe and supported in creating your space in the world.
Let's decolonize mental health. Your well-being should not come at the expense of authenticity. No matter where you are in your life, the world can feel isolating and exhausting, especially when we do not fit neatly into narrow roles we are told are acceptable. Through connection and community, we develop the skills and language to describe our experiences. You get to define the terms of your own existence, you may already have the words or they could be difficult to find. Our therapeutic connection can provide a space for you to feel safe and supported in creating your space in the world.
(737) 265-5178 View (737) 265-5178
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Capri Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
As athletes, it's easy to forget that if we don't mind our mental health, we can feel detached from ourselves, team, and loved ones. In the world of athletics, this happens all too often. Sometimes, we can turn to friends, family, mentors to help us turn it around. Other times, we need additional help. As a former Division 1 & professional athlete, as well as a coach at the club and collegiate levels, I provide a safe and empathetic space for athletes, coaches, and their families to work through challenges. After beginning this work at Baylor Athletics, I strive to continue investing in wellness for the athletic community.
As athletes, it's easy to forget that if we don't mind our mental health, we can feel detached from ourselves, team, and loved ones. In the world of athletics, this happens all too often. Sometimes, we can turn to friends, family, mentors to help us turn it around. Other times, we need additional help. As a former Division 1 & professional athlete, as well as a coach at the club and collegiate levels, I provide a safe and empathetic space for athletes, coaches, and their families to work through challenges. After beginning this work at Baylor Athletics, I strive to continue investing in wellness for the athletic community.
(737) 232-6448 View (737) 232-6448
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Lorin Williams East
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753
I am Lorin Williams East, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of clinical experience. I have had the honor of working alongside survivors of abuse and assault, which has given me a deep understanding of how people can live with traumas they have experienced. I use a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Feminist, and Trauma Focused therapies. I believe we all deserve compassion and a space to be authentic while growing and learning to function in each individual life.
I am Lorin Williams East, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of clinical experience. I have had the honor of working alongside survivors of abuse and assault, which has given me a deep understanding of how people can live with traumas they have experienced. I use a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Feminist, and Trauma Focused therapies. I believe we all deserve compassion and a space to be authentic while growing and learning to function in each individual life.
(512) 883-9006 View (512) 883-9006
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Isabel Keogh
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753
I strive to provide a comfortable environment to honor your feelings and needs, where you can share challenges, celebrations, and everything in-between. I work with individual adults, couples, and families encountering interpersonal conflict, traumatic events, body image issues, disordered eating habits, and relational issues. I also work with clients facing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and life transitions.
I strive to provide a comfortable environment to honor your feelings and needs, where you can share challenges, celebrations, and everything in-between. I work with individual adults, couples, and families encountering interpersonal conflict, traumatic events, body image issues, disordered eating habits, and relational issues. I also work with clients facing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and life transitions.
(512) 881-6413 x1012 View (512) 881-6413 x1012
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Jennifer Pollack
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost or alone and wonder where we might find support for the complex issues we face in life. In therapy, you can come exactly as you are and be met with the compassion and understanding that every life deserves. As a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, I believe in healing through authentic connections and validating relationships that reinforce our sense of worth. I am passionate about inspiring meaningful change and helping clients to become more integrated, grounded, and connected within themselves.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost or alone and wonder where we might find support for the complex issues we face in life. In therapy, you can come exactly as you are and be met with the compassion and understanding that every life deserves. As a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, I believe in healing through authentic connections and validating relationships that reinforce our sense of worth. I am passionate about inspiring meaningful change and helping clients to become more integrated, grounded, and connected within themselves.
(512) 729-8592 x1013 View (512) 729-8592 x1013
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Ranya Kamel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Life isn’t easy; it’s no wonder so many of us feel weighed down by depression, crippled by anxiety or tangled up in family conflict. Sometimes we get so overwhelmed, we’re not sure what we even feel anymore. Emotionally and physically exhausted, it’s hard to know where to start or find the energy to look for help. Just making that first phone call itself can feel so daunting. We put it off and the days drag on; we may begin to feel like, “What’s the point?" But you're reading this, which means you've already taken the first step. I believe meaningful change is possible with the right support. So here's what comes next:
Life isn’t easy; it’s no wonder so many of us feel weighed down by depression, crippled by anxiety or tangled up in family conflict. Sometimes we get so overwhelmed, we’re not sure what we even feel anymore. Emotionally and physically exhausted, it’s hard to know where to start or find the energy to look for help. Just making that first phone call itself can feel so daunting. We put it off and the days drag on; we may begin to feel like, “What’s the point?" But you're reading this, which means you've already taken the first step. I believe meaningful change is possible with the right support. So here's what comes next:
(512) 855-7556 View (512) 855-7556
Jacqueline Ann Noel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753
I believe that engaging in the process of psychotherapy with my clients is a great honor and bears much responsibility. I am committed to offering therapeutic solutions which are most suited to my clients need but much of my philosophical underpinnings are based on Client C When I see someone for therapy my goal first is to clarify the clients desired outcome. help them learn and discover helpful tools as well as strengths within themselves to adequately address life challenges and ultimately find real meaning. My goal is not to foster dependency on the counselor but rather to foster belief in self efficacy and the ability
I believe that engaging in the process of psychotherapy with my clients is a great honor and bears much responsibility. I am committed to offering therapeutic solutions which are most suited to my clients need but much of my philosophical underpinnings are based on Client C When I see someone for therapy my goal first is to clarify the clients desired outcome. help them learn and discover helpful tools as well as strengths within themselves to adequately address life challenges and ultimately find real meaning. My goal is not to foster dependency on the counselor but rather to foster belief in self efficacy and the ability
(737) 387-5977 View (737) 387-5977
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Israel Espinoza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Navigating childhood, adolescence and young adulthood can be challenging, especially in a world changing as quickly as today. It can feel impossible to cope with a variety of new feelings while balancing home life and school life. I can assist with providing psycho-education about feelings, empathy and positivity while providing a safe and encouraging environment. I work with teens and young adults to help them navigate the difficulties of life through the use of effective techniques. I will work diligently to create and foster an environment where the client can discover their strengths while processing their life’s difficulties.
Navigating childhood, adolescence and young adulthood can be challenging, especially in a world changing as quickly as today. It can feel impossible to cope with a variety of new feelings while balancing home life and school life. I can assist with providing psycho-education about feelings, empathy and positivity while providing a safe and encouraging environment. I work with teens and young adults to help them navigate the difficulties of life through the use of effective techniques. I will work diligently to create and foster an environment where the client can discover their strengths while processing their life’s difficulties.
(512) 967-0311 View (512) 967-0311
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Dr. Arna Erega
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCMHC, CH
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753
After many years of experience in sport. Starting out as a youth and working my way through the ranks of amateur, Division I student-athlete, and ultimately a professional athlete, I can relate to the many pressures athletes and other competitive individuals face. I do not believe in the one shoe fits all theory.
After many years of experience in sport. Starting out as a youth and working my way through the ranks of amateur, Division I student-athlete, and ultimately a professional athlete, I can relate to the many pressures athletes and other competitive individuals face. I do not believe in the one shoe fits all theory.
(803) 594-4654 View (803) 594-4654
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Troy Joseph French
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753
The most rewarding thing I've been told by a client is, "They Get Me". I say this because my clients have been let down in the past by systems that failed to help or by other therapists who felt that they were beyond change. What I strive to create is an environment where clients feel they are valued, heard, and understood. The clients that tend to do best in my care are often neurodivergent or with diagnosed personality disorders due to how these conditions are chronically misunderstood. If you have tried standard therapies but still struggle to control your emotions, thoughts, or behaviors, I'd like to help.
The most rewarding thing I've been told by a client is, "They Get Me". I say this because my clients have been let down in the past by systems that failed to help or by other therapists who felt that they were beyond change. What I strive to create is an environment where clients feel they are valued, heard, and understood. The clients that tend to do best in my care are often neurodivergent or with diagnosed personality disorders due to how these conditions are chronically misunderstood. If you have tried standard therapies but still struggle to control your emotions, thoughts, or behaviors, I'd like to help.
(512) 598-8842 View (512) 598-8842
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Greg Liotta
LMSW, CEF, C-THMP, CTP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
I offer 30 years experience as a men's work facilitator, 20 years as a practicing yogi/meditation teacher, and 15 years as a trauma & addictions counselor and coach. If you lean towards a spiritual life view, blending eastern & western principles, I'm the coach for you. I help you integrate trauma-sensitive HeartMath technology, IFS concepts, and Polyvagal Theory to support your healing. Leaning into transpersonal explorations - synthesizing psychology & spirituality, you will come away with a sense of peace and freedom, as well as tangible practices to support you in bringing new life to your relationships, work, and life.
I offer 30 years experience as a men's work facilitator, 20 years as a practicing yogi/meditation teacher, and 15 years as a trauma & addictions counselor and coach. If you lean towards a spiritual life view, blending eastern & western principles, I'm the coach for you. I help you integrate trauma-sensitive HeartMath technology, IFS concepts, and Polyvagal Theory to support your healing. Leaning into transpersonal explorations - synthesizing psychology & spirituality, you will come away with a sense of peace and freedom, as well as tangible practices to support you in bringing new life to your relationships, work, and life.
(737) 234-8029 View (737) 234-8029
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David James Fornos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753
You’re here because you need help. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship dysfunction can stifle and hide who you truly are. You feel inhibited, pressured, and isolated, but throughout it all a a part of you knows that there is still something amazing within you. What stops you from being your authentic self when alone or around others? What stops you from knowing how to take care of yourself? This is what I can explore with you. I want to help you shed what is holding you back and illuminate pain that may be keeping you comfortably stagnant. I want the world to meet who you are.
You’re here because you need help. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship dysfunction can stifle and hide who you truly are. You feel inhibited, pressured, and isolated, but throughout it all a a part of you knows that there is still something amazing within you. What stops you from being your authentic self when alone or around others? What stops you from knowing how to take care of yourself? This is what I can explore with you. I want to help you shed what is holding you back and illuminate pain that may be keeping you comfortably stagnant. I want the world to meet who you are.
(512) 601-4329 View (512) 601-4329
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Tiffany Lepa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753
Waitlist for new clients
Are you the person others go to for support? Are you unsure of who you are outside of others? Do you feel uncomfortable asking for help? I work with clients who have had to push their needs aside (loved ones of those struggling with mental illness or substance use issues, people in the helping professions, caretakers, etc.) often manifesting in anxiety, depression, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and low self-esteem. Together we will work to identify your values, needs, and desires and chip away at unhelpful narratives stemming from early life to make space to re-write ones that align with your values and your most authentic self.
Are you the person others go to for support? Are you unsure of who you are outside of others? Do you feel uncomfortable asking for help? I work with clients who have had to push their needs aside (loved ones of those struggling with mental illness or substance use issues, people in the helping professions, caretakers, etc.) often manifesting in anxiety, depression, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and low self-esteem. Together we will work to identify your values, needs, and desires and chip away at unhelpful narratives stemming from early life to make space to re-write ones that align with your values and your most authentic self.
(512) 648-4895 x1008 View (512) 648-4895 x1008
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Autonomy Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753
Are you struggling with recent life transitions? Not sure how to break the cycle of yo-yo dieting or how to manage frequent, anxious thoughts? At Autonomy Therapy, we provide high quality, evidence-based care to support our clients in learning how to strengthen their mind-body connection and become the most authentic, resilient versions of themselves. The therapy that our clinicians provide empowers our clients to develop increased trust with their own thoughts, emotions, and decisions, and supports them in identifying what an intentional, autonomous, and values-based life truly looks and feels like.
Are you struggling with recent life transitions? Not sure how to break the cycle of yo-yo dieting or how to manage frequent, anxious thoughts? At Autonomy Therapy, we provide high quality, evidence-based care to support our clients in learning how to strengthen their mind-body connection and become the most authentic, resilient versions of themselves. The therapy that our clinicians provide empowers our clients to develop increased trust with their own thoughts, emotions, and decisions, and supports them in identifying what an intentional, autonomous, and values-based life truly looks and feels like.
(512) 982-0228 View (512) 982-0228
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Haylie Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753
Sometimes life feels overwhelming and in the overwhelm we can turn to unhealthy coping strategies to feel safe. What was supposed to just be a one time way to cope quickly turns into a daily practice that feels paralyzing and like there is no way out. If that sounds like you, I am so glad you are here and I am excited to work with you. I work with adolescents 15+ and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and identity.
Sometimes life feels overwhelming and in the overwhelm we can turn to unhealthy coping strategies to feel safe. What was supposed to just be a one time way to cope quickly turns into a daily practice that feels paralyzing and like there is no way out. If that sounds like you, I am so glad you are here and I am excited to work with you. I work with adolescents 15+ and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and identity.
(512) 387-1398 x1003 View (512) 387-1398 x1003
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Austin Community Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Kennedy M. Sabelko is a master’s level clinical therapist with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health and educational field. Kennedy is currently completing his PhD in Metaphysical Humanist Sciences with a concentration on Quantum Energy Healing. Kennedy’s compassion for helping individuals achieve a better quality of life derives from his own personal, clinical, and cultural experiences.
Kennedy M. Sabelko is a master’s level clinical therapist with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health and educational field. Kennedy is currently completing his PhD in Metaphysical Humanist Sciences with a concentration on Quantum Energy Healing. Kennedy’s compassion for helping individuals achieve a better quality of life derives from his own personal, clinical, and cultural experiences.
(970) 293-8464 View (970) 293-8464

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Number of Therapists in 78753

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 78753 who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
85% Anxiety
75% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 78753 see their clients

50% Online Only
50% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
19% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78753?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.